Starting up...

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by Filipe, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Filipe

    Filipe Active Member

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    Nov 13, 2008
    Hi, I'm a percussionist who wants to start recording decent sounding drums/other instruments.
    What I currently have is a laptop (Toshiba A-300 1ID, with Vista 64bits) and a Pioneer 5.1 system.
    What I don't have is all the rest (audio interface, mics, etc).
    For the mics, the general idea I have is:
    Snare, toms: Shenneiser e604; MD421; beta 52; SM57
    Bass: AKG D112
    Hi-hats: AKG C 451
    Overheads: Oktava MK-012

    For the rest, I'm clueless.
    The budget for everything is around €1500
    What do you suggest/recommend ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

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    Your microphone selection really Filiped me out! Sorry, I couldn't let that one go. Good choices. Not sure what you have both a Beta 52 & AKG D112? I'd rather have the 52 over the 112 for bass drum. For the hat microphone, make sure the microphone has a 10 DB or 20 DB internal capsule pad. You'll need it for that microphone being in such close proximity to the snare drum. The overheads are just fine. I really love the 421's on snare & toms, even bass drum. I've frequently used just those & AKG 414's on overheads. My favorite sound.

    Well you'll need preamps & a computer interface. You may do well with the Presonus line of computer interfaces. They make a unit that has 8 decent microphone preamps to a FireWire output to the computer.

    You're already in the pocket
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  3. Filipe

    Filipe Active Member

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    Nov 13, 2008
    Thanks for answering and yes Filipe can be spelled Flip heh. So on the mics you suggest Bass drum - Shure Beta 52 ; Toms - Shenneiser MD421. The snare and hats I'm not quite sure.

    On the interface, Presonus's stuff acts as audio card + mixing console ?
    This is the part that .. 'intrigues' me the most. My knowledge on this area is as good as Paris Hilton on mathematics.
    What should I be looking for, on a budget around 500€, an audio card with eight XLR entries? An audio card and a mixing console?
    What are the best quality/price prodcuts for this financial range?
     

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